Cinderford United comprehensively dispatched there visitors with a totally dominant display. Hinckley asked for uncontested scrums from the outset and this seemed to create an air of despondency in the home side initially. However, from a close range line out and a series of pick and go’s pack leader Ed King forced his way over for the first Cinderford try. Danny Trigg converted. Hinckley responded with some vigour and spirit and by the 20 minute mark led with a driving maul try and a penalty goal. The try was unconverted. From then on a stirred and re-energised United side simply blew their opponents away with a fine display of power running and slick handling. Five tries were scored in the second quarter; King (with his second), debutant Georges Tertois, Josh Hannam, Stefan Hawley and Nico Woodward all touched down, Trigg converted four of the five for a 40-8 interval lead.

The second half was identical to the second quarter except seven tries were scored as the home side over whelmed their Leicestershire visitors in all departments; Jack O’Connell, Dewi Scourfield, Ben Sparks (twice), King (completing a hat trick), Liam Littleton and Danny Chappell all crossing the Hinckley line. Trigg added five conversions. The game was excellently refereed by Andy Barmby and to credit the visitors they never gave up in the face of a far superior side.

Cinderford United; Danny Trigg, Josh Hannam. Danny Chappell, Dewi Scourfield (Captain), Jack O’Connell, Stefan Hawley, Alex Frame, Leigh Green, Nico Woodward, Nick Selway, Georges Tertois, Ed King, Mitch Bourne, Jake Kitson, Ben Sparks. Replacements (all used); Neil Bunce, Paul Price, Keiran Stubley, Liam Littleton.

Leave a Reply

*